The Edinburgh Wine Club 

War and Wine, September 27, 2018

Wine

Grape

Country

Supplier

Price

Comments

Ranking 1-3, BV, BW

1)

G.H Mumm

Cordon Rouge Brut

12%


Chardonnay

Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier



France


Waitrose


£26:00


Light and enjoyable with hints of grapefruit, cherries and biscuit. A little vanilla



2)

Stepp Riesling S

13%

2017


Riesling




Pfalz

Germany


Marks

&

Spencer


£12:99


On the nose honeysuckle, peaches and lime. On the palate intense minerality, great length with a hint of honey and melon.


BV


BW=

3)

The Society’s

Exhibition

Gewurztraminer

13%

2013


Gewurzt.




Alsace

France


Wine Society


£14:00


Nose floral with lychee, mango and pineapple. Palate similar, lots of body, powerful in the mouth with a long finish. Went very well with Thai fishcakes.



4)

Rully Blanc

Joseph Drouhin

13%

2015


Chardonnay





Burgundy


France


Waitrose


£16:00


Not a lot on the nose, a little citrus. On the palate fresh and elegant with melon, balanced acidity and long aftertaste.


BW=

5)

Le Manoir

13%

2016



Sancerre






Loire


France





Waitrose







£15:75






Beautifully balanced wine, smooth full bodied. On the nose herbal intensity with elderflowers. The palate toast, grapefruit and elderflower.






6)

Urban u c o

14.5%

2015



Malbec


Uco Valley

Mendoza

Argentina


Great Grog


£12:19


On the nose damson and bramble. Complex on the palate, fruit driven with a little spice, oak and chocolate. Medium tannins.


7)

Domaine de Bargylus Rouge

15.5%

2010


60% Syrah

20% Cabernet Sauvignon

20% Merlot


Latakia

Syria


Terra Wines

Melton

Mowbray


£32:00


Powerful complex wine. On the nose spice, tobacco and truffles. In the mouth well rounded and complex, fruit and vanilla with a mineral freshness. Finish powerful and restrained.



1st

16 points

8)

Chateau Musar

14%

2006


Cabernet Sauvignon 33%

Carignan 33%

Cinsault 33%


Bekaa

Valley


Lebanon


Wine Society


£23:00


On the nose cherries, black currents and cranberries. The palate, round soft tannins, fruits from the hedgerow and liquorice. Good length and excellent acidity.




3rd

13 points

9)

Chateau Haut

Batailley

13.5%

2012





70% Cabernet Sauvignon

25% Merlot

3% Cabernet Franc

2% Petit Verdot



Bordeaux


France


Wine Society


£34:00


Charming and classy. On the nose cassis, liquorice, fruit and earthiness. The palate produced well balanced fruit acidity, sweet tannins, graphite and a long finish.





2nd

14 points

10)

Kyperounda

Commandaria

14%

2008






Xynisteri

Marvo



Troodos

Mountains


Cyprus




Berry Bros

&

Rudd


£21:50


Nutty with dried fruit and burnt marmalade to the fore. Good acidity, well balanced. Long and seductive!










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